New York Rangers Win Again: Who Are These Guys Redux?

February 15th, 2010 by Russell McKenzie Leave a reply »
The look on Tampa Bay Goalie Mike Smith's face said it all.  You couldn't see it, but you knew it was there.  Rangers' Bad Boy Sean Avery had just scored on him—a penalty shot, no less.  

And there was a confused and flustered look from Smith afterwards.  

It is akin to the look that Rangers fans have had all season long.  

Generally there is a similarity that runs through games, but with the prior two matches the Rangers have had against Tampa Bay, there was really no clear similarity.  In fact, they were on opposite sides of the polar spectrum of the way games could go, with the home team winning in a blowout.  

When the Rangers went down 2 - 0 on goals by Steve Stamkos, the Rangers looked to be back to their other, more slothful team identity.

Then the other team came out for the second period, the one we saw fight their way to an overtime victory in Pittsburgh two nights prior.

Sean Avery opened the scoring after embellishing a hook just enough to get awarded a penalty shot.

Vinny Prospal then stuffed the tying goal behind Smith.  Personally, this writer loves it when Prospal scores, ...

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